Leaf Tattoos


In November 2015, SZA got this tattoo on her collarbone of a maple log and leaf as a tribute to the town of Maplewood, NJ where she grew up.  She told Complex:

I was born in St. Louis, but I’m from Maplewood, New Jersey. Maplewood is completely different than the rest of New Jersey. It’s very small. It’s quietly affluent but more lowkey. Lauryn Hill is from my town though. It was predominantly white, Jewish. I went to school with all white kids and my Girl Scout troop everyone was white. I was being the token black everyday.


Andrea Russett

Andrea Russett got her first six tattoos all at once from artist Chase Fiedler on January 19, 2017.  This tattoo of flowers and leaves on her sternum is the largest of the bunch. She wrote on her instagram:

Yep. So. I had no tattoos a couple hours ago. Then I got 6 tattoos today. This one being the biggest and MOST FUCKING PAINFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’ll post pictures of the rest later! Huge thank you to @rbitrary for making me a tatted betch! And also for KILLING IT w these tattoos. U da man.


Daniella Monet

Daniella Monet has a tattoo of a little V-shaped sprout on her right wrist to celebrate her vegan lifestyle. She also enjoys sharing vegan recipes on her blog. In a testimonial for Peta2, she explains:

At a young age I loved animals. And I knew at 5 — I went to a dude ranch with my family and I asked a lot of questions and I got answers that I probably needed to hear and it changed my opinion. That’s when I became vegetarian. Throughout those years I started eliminating cheese and eggs and dairy. By the time I was in my early teens I was a vegan, and didn’t really know it, it was so easy to make that transition. Just eating more of the foods that I enjoyed and felt best eating, which were veggies and more of a plant-based diet. It’s been a while now and I enjoy it.

In October 2015 she posted an instagram photo of a sprout that she drew on her wrist with a marker. “I think I just designed my next tattoo,” she wrote. In June 2016 she shared a picture of the actual tattoo and wrote “my new little sprout.”



Kreayshawn shared this photo in September 2016 of some of the stick and poke tattoos that she has done on her own leg just above the knee.  Her simple designs included a planet, tragedy theater mask, the leaf logo from the Nintendo game “Animal Crossing: New Leaf,” and a trio of balloons.  “LOL Stick and pokes I been doing on myself! Someone get me a tattoo gun 😍🔫💉🤘🏽” she wrote. (more…)